Dear Colleagues,

The International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) warmly invites you to attend the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), September 13-17, 2022 in Florence, Italy. These are exciting times in psychiatric genetics. With unprecedented data availability, thanks to international efforts, we are moving from gene-identification to understanding mechanisms of psychiatric disorders, allowing for a rethinking of psychiatric categorization and for new intervention approaches to be envisaged. The WCPG is the premier international scientific meeting for research in psychiatric genetics and related areas. Leading experts of genetics, neuroscience, and psychiatry from all over the world will be participating.

The motto of this year’s WCPG is “Vanishing Boundaries in Psychiatry”. With this motto, we want to give attention to the important widening and diversification of our field, such as the extension from gene-finding to biological understanding, vanishing boundaries between psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders/diseases, between disorders and population traits, and between monogenic and polygenic disorders. We want to give attention to the widening of genetic analyses across ancestries and towards integration of rare and common variant analyses. Lastly, we would like to give attention to the trajectory from basic research to clinical application of findings. 

We are excited to see our community in person, once again! See you soon!